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Domestic Battery Convictions Carry Severe Penalties

Domestic violence describes a broad category of criminal offenses committed by individuals against their loved ones. Kansas has a distinct domestic battery statute that spells out specific forms of domestic violence. Domestic battery occurs when a family member intentionally hurts another or injures them by acting in a reckless manner. Additionally, rude or angry physical contact can constitute domestic battery, even if no injuries occur.

In addition to jail time, fines and fees, a domestic battery conviction can require individuals to complete mandatory anger management and therapy classes at their own expense. It can even impact their ability to legally possess firearms.

Kansas Mandatory Arrest Laws

It is the law in Kansas that police officers called to the scene of a domestic disturbance must arrest anyone who is determined to have committed a crime, regardless of the wishes of the other party. In some cases, police may arrest both parties.

What starts out as an argument can quickly escalate into a nightmarish legal situation. Criminal defense lawyer Jerry Merrill assists clients by investigating all of the circumstances of a domestic battery case. His independent investigation is critical in providing clients with an excellent legal defense.

Protect Your Rights And Reputation

Very few crimes can destroy a reputation as quickly as a domestic violence charge. Oftentimes, people are found guilty by their community without ever getting a chance to tell their side of the story. In these cases, it is important to hire an attorney who believes in you.

Jerry Merrill will stand in your corner and fight for your rights, using all legal means to defend your interests in a domestic battery case. To discuss your unique circumstances with a skilled criminal defense attorney, contact the firm by email or call 913-815-0705. From his office in Overland Park, Jerry represents clients throughout the Kansas City metro area.

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